6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Drive
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Durham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 6th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and then learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asheville road trip planning tool.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Asheville are a bit warmer (54°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire all the interesting features of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Asheville in December: highs in Blowing Rock hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

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Durham

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Old Town Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and finally gain insight at Duke University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Durham online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Durham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Blowing Rock in December, expect Durham to be a bit warmer, temps between 57°F and 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then wander the streets of Historic District.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington tour planner.

You can drive from Durham to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Durham in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Wilmington, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.